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Full-time L3 IT Level 3 | Extended Diploma in IT (QCF)

This course provides you with an excellent route to enter a career in the IT industry or higher education. With the support of our experienced and committed teaching team, you will gain knowledge of a range of areas, including IT support, troubleshooting and maintenance, networking, programming,...

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AvailabilityAll Full-time Further Education courses commence in September each year. If you can't find what you're looking for or require further assistance, please contact our Admission team 01453 761165 or email admissions@sgscol.ac.uk

When Times Where Level Day Fee UCAS Code Institution Code How to apply?
September 2019Filton Campus3Apply Online
September 2020Filton Campus3Apply Online

Tuition Fees

16-18

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course.

19-23

If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (English or Maths Course etc.)

If you are 19 or over and taking an English or Maths course up to an including Level 2, and have not previously achieved a GCSE Grade A* to C or grade 4 or higher, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 2 Course or Below etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying a level 2 course or below, you may be entitled to a Low Income/Benefit Waiver. If awarded, this Waiver will cover your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 3 Course or Above etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying on a level 3 course or above, and the Level 3 Legal Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may however be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the tuition fees.

Please make arrangements to pay your course fee costs at the time of enrolment. Payment is due prior to the start of your course. The option to pay via an instalment plan is available if required. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date course fees – these may be subject to change.

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Summary

This course provides you with an excellent route to enter a career in the IT industry or higher education. With the support of our experienced and committed teaching team, you will gain knowledge of a range of areas, including IT support, troubleshooting and maintenance, networking, programming, web development and graphic design. You will also gain a background understanding of computer and information systems as well as many other practical skills.

  • Developing computer games
  • Communication and employability skills
  • Computer systems
  • Information systems
  • Communication technologies
  • Computer networks
  • IT technical support
  • IT systems troubleshooting and repair
  • Network management
  • Event-driven programming
  • Website production and management
  • E-commerce
  • Organisational systems security
  • Database skills
  • IT systems analysis and design

(This is indicative only - units may vary).

What do I need to join?

You will require motivation, enthusiasm, self-discipline and the ability to carry out independent study.

You will need at least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths.

How will I know how I am doing?

You will receive coursework grades and frequent feedback from your tutors. You will also be able to monitor your progress using detailed online grading sheets.

Maths & English

Depending on previous qualifications, GCSE resits, and/or Functional Skills in Maths and/or English will be studied alongside your study programme.

What can I do next?

Learners can progress to a university level course (either internally or externally), apprenticeship or move directly into employment.

What are my career options?

This is a broad-based course which, will keep your options open. Students can move directly into jobs as IT technicians, junior programmers or web developers. If you progress to university, there are further opportunities to specialise in computer science, forensic computing, cyber security, games development, network management or systems analysis.

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Course information last updated: Tuesday 12th November 2019 @ 10.50am (5 days ago)

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